Hydro Addiction
Posted: January 5, 2015, 1:18 AM


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Hi everyone just wanted to check in and let everyone know I'm still clean and happy being sober it feels so good to just live life everyone hang in there u can do this
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 3:57 AM


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Good to hear. So you have been clean since March 2013? Wow, almost a year. Congrats. How did you do it? Have you gone to any more meetings since then? Hope you have a great new year one day at a time.

This post has been edited by dawn4na on January 5, 2015, 4:15 AM
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 5:17 PM


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No it has been 2 years I'm just happy and love my life and I no longer even think aboUT the pills anymore a Dr even tried to give them to me in the ER and I told him no way...I'm just so proud of myself being pill free I love it
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 5:31 PM


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you give me hope!!

Thank you
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 6:24 PM


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Thank you it is hard work but after the first year I never thought of it again I have to make myself think about it just to never forget how far I came...it can be done and I'm living proof and I'm here if you need any help
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 7:27 PM


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I've tapered down from 30 np a day to 8 now.. Then six tomorrow ..
I feel sick, nervous anxious and shakey. I don't sleep anymore and it feels like my blood is itchy. I guess I don't start my day one untill I reach zero.. I really want to do this.. It's just really hard.

How long did it take you to get your energy back and to feel normal again?
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 7:42 PM


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Hey Mike,

I was taking 10-15 10mg hydros per day off and on for a few years (even mixed in oxy and some morphine tabs too).....I stopped cold turkey last Monday 11:30pm. It was not fun for the first 5 days......I'm on day 6 today and feeling pretty good. I have an Rx for low back pain and it just started to consume me....its pretty awesome I'm beginning to notice little things that the numbness had me not pay attention to.

You can do it!!! I white knuckled it and decided I was done....I've heard the aggressive taper is very difficult. I would recommend speaking with your physician they can help!

Good luck! This board is fantastic!

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Posted: January 5, 2015, 9:49 PM


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It took about 2 weeks but to fully feel energy I would have to say a month
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 9:51 PM


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You can do it I had a bad habit and I just wanted it to stop I was so done I had my mind made up u can do it
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Posted: January 5, 2015, 10:50 PM


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Thanks 22 and Gettingclean

Crunching through minute by minute at the moment..

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Posted: January 6, 2015, 1:04 AM


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Mike,

You can do it. I promise. I'm in it with you buddy.

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Posted: January 6, 2015, 1:32 AM


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Hey mike I'm on day 27 and still feeling sluggish. The first 2 1/2 weeks I didnt take anything then I had 2 days ( not back to back) that I took 1 or 2 Vic 5's. I don't even think they did a thing for me because of my tolerance so I don't even think about them. The beginning was tough but someone on here made a post to me that has really stuck in my head... You have to focus on your triumphs and not your slips because the all or nothing thinking is what leads us into failure. That has been so powerful for me. I am still on the clean path and I know you can do it to. The first 2 weeks are tough but I promise you everyday gets better. Were all here for you whenever you need an ear or support!!! Keep on keepin on!!
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Posted: January 6, 2015, 4:01 AM


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Thanks heaps guys..

I'll write some more when I feel a bit better..
Thanks again!
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Posted: January 6, 2015, 8:59 AM


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WTG!
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Posted: January 11, 2015, 1:53 PM


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Just checking in I'm here if anyone needs to talk or have questions I'm so proud of all of us
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Posted: September 25, 2017, 2:18 PM


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Just wanted to stop in and all these years later...I'm still CLEAN!! It feels so good...don't ever give up you can do it too.
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